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Festivals

Melissa Leo

Melissa Leo, Orsi Toth join Sarajevo jury

1-Aug-2014

Programmers and Tate Modern director also added to jury headed by Bela Tarr.

Watershed

Encounters adds industry forum

1-Aug-2014

Bristol’s Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival (September 16 – 21) has added a three-day industry forum.

Polish Days: WIDE starts presales on Solstice   

1-Aug-2014

Wroclaw New Horizons roundup: works in progress include Close Ups and I, Olga Hepnarova.

Sundance

A Most Wanted Man

Sundance teams with Polish festival

31-Jul-2014

The Sundance Film Festival has entered into a partnership with Poznan’s Transatlantyk Film Festival to present a selection of its titles at the forthcoming fourth edition running from August 8-14.

More Sundance news and reviews

Euro flag

EC backs Berlinale, Rotterdam funds

Co-production funds run by the Berlin and Rotterdam film festivals and a new day-and-date initiative are among new projects by supported by the European Commission (EC).

Berlin

Florian Weghorn

Weghorn to head Berlinale Talents

He takes over from Matthijs Wouter Knol, who is the new head of Berlin’s European Film Market.

more from Berlinale

Cannes

Roadside Attractions picks up Mommy

The US deal with Séville International comes nearly eight weeks after Xavier Dolan’s Cannes world premiere earned the 25-year-old film-maker the jury prize.

BAM Festivals talk

Festival execs reveal top tips

Leading figures from film festivals in Cannes, London, Edinburgh and Hong Kong revealed their top tips for standing out from the rest when gaining selection to festivals.

Pride

CBS Films takes Pride in US

The distributor has pounced on US rights to Pathe International’s comedy drama set during the Margaret Thatcher regime that closed the recent Directors’ Fortnight section in Cannes.

more from Cannes

Attila Marcel

Metrodome acquires Attila Marcel

EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor also secures Big Sur, We Gotta Get Out Of This Place, Almost Human, Enter Nowhere and The Battery.

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The Smell of Us

Venice Days premiere for Larry Clark

Kids director to world premiere The Smell of Us at Venice Days.

Gone Girl

Venice wanted Gone Girl, Inherent Vice

Artistic director says US focus on local market may have contributed to Venice missing out on the new films.

Manglehorn

Venice unveils 2014 line-up

David Gordon Green’s Manglehorn, Andrew Niccol’s Good Kill and Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of Silence among competition titles.

Before I Disappear

Venice Days unveils 2014 line-up

Shawn Christensen’s Before I Disappear in 12-strong competition line-up.

Venice Critics’ Week 2014 line-up

Nima Javidi’s Melbourne and Diego Bianchi’s The Market to bookend Venice Critics’ Week line-up.

Thelma Schoonmaker

Venice to honour Schoonmaker, Wiseman

It is the first time a film editor has received the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Film Festival.

Stolen Kisses

Venice Classics line-up revealed

The Venice Film Festival has unveiled the 21 restored films – 18 features and 3 shorts - that will screen in its Classics section of restored films.

Birdman

Birdman world premiere to open Venice

Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s black comedy stars Michael Keaton.

more from Venice

The Face of an Angel

Toronto to world premiere Angel, Tusk, Burgundy

Michael Wintbottom’s The Face of An Angel, Kevin Smith’s Tusk and Peter Strickland’s The Duke Of Burgundy will receive their world premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival; new documentaries from Joshua Oppenheimer and Nick Broomfield are also among TIFF’s second wave.

more from Toronto

BAM Festivals talk

Festival execs reveal top tips

Leading figures from film festivals in Cannes, London, Edinburgh and Hong Kong revealed their top tips for standing out from the rest when gaining selection to festivals.

Chiaki Kuriyama

HKIFF, Busan, Tokyo expand Academy

The Asian Film Awards Academy (AFAA) celebrated its inauguration last night (March 23) with Moet-AFA Special Award Rising Star of Asia awardees Chiaki Kuriyama and Kim Nam-gil.

The Midnight After

Aberdeen, Midnight After to open HKIFF

Pang Ho-cheung’s Aberdeen and Fruit Chan’s The Midnight After will open this year’s Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF), which takes place March 24-April 7.

Better Tomorrow

HKIFF to premiere Better Tomorrow

The Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) will screen the world premiere of Adam Wong’s ICAC Investigators 2014 - Better Tomorrow, which has Dante Lam on board as consultant director, on March 26.

Lightning seals Cannes deals

The Santa Monica-based company has reported a flurry of market and post-market activity on its Croisette slate.

Curzon acquires eight Cannes titles

EXCLUSIVE: Titles include Clouds of Sils Maria, starring Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz, and Damian Szifron’s Wild Tales.

Winter Sleep

Winter Sleep heads to 30 territories

EXCLUSIVE: MFI reports strong business on Palme d’Or winner.

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